Authentic Skin Remedies: Natural and Organic Skincare

I am often concerned about some of the ingredients in skincare (and makeup) products, so I was very happy to have an opportunity to try facial skincare samples from Authentic Skin Remedies, a California-based company started by a young mother who developed a rare form of cancer at age 35. Five years later, she's doing well, and her natural and organic skincare business is growing....more

SheaMoisture Natural Skincare Review

This past weekend I visited the Bryant Park Holiday Market, to meet with representatives of SheaMoisture, a natural skincare line of products for the whole family.The story behind the brand is really quiet sweet; “Sofi Tucker began selling Shea nuts at the village market in Bonthe, Sierra Leone in 1912. By age 19, the widowed mother of four was selling Shea Butter, African Black Soap and homemade preparations.”...more

Organic Skincare: Is There A Game Changer on the Horizon?

I’ve devoted a previous post to the issue of organic, natural, and green skincare  in which I highlighted the fact that the terms “organic”, “natural”, and “green” on skincare labels are unregulated by any government agency so if you want to buy such products the issue re...more

The Organic, Green, Natural Fallacy in Skincare Products

Nowadays a lot of people think that “natural” or “green” or “organic” skincare products are better for them than “regular” skincare.  But these terms are pretty meaningless.  “Natural” and “green” are label terms that are not regulated by any government or non-government body.  The only label term that has any real meaning is “organic”....more